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We're quite optimistic about this, the early results are much stronger than we expected, the word of mouth is very strong, and in terms of numbers, all the new PCs will be coming with Windows '98 as well." Gates declined to divulge Microsoft's sales targets for Windows 98 but he said the PC market is expected to grow 15 percent this year and that Windows 98 will be on virtually all those machines.
"Windows 98 has gotten really strong reviews from most people.
The Windows 98 upgrade allows users with television tuner cards to watch TV while using their PCs and even browse customized program guides.
It also offers enhanced Internet functions, making it easier to set up an Internet connection for the first time.
Although Microsoft is touting the added features of the new product, the Windows 98 launch was low-key compared with the Windows 95 debut, which featured celebrities such as Jay Leno and constant television commercials that used the Rolling Stones song "Start Me Up" as their anthem.
Where Windows 95 brought many new features Windows 3.1 didn't have, Windows 98 is largely a collection of bug fixes combined with additional support for new devices that have come on the market since Windows 95.
"It represents many bug fixes, many corrections to previously known problems, it also represents the first time that the convergence of consumer electronics and computers is underneath the auspices of one computer operating system," said David Berlind, editorial director of Computer Shopper Magazine.
made a conscious effort to downplay the significance of Windows 98, pitching it as merely an evolutionary upgrade of Windows 95 rather than a revolutionary product."Today, there are 35 million PCs out there capable of running Windows 98.When Windows 95 was released, there were less than 10 million, so this could be a bigger upgrade cycle at retail," he said.(TCOMA) (TCOMB) will be a positive for Microsoft since TCI uses Internet set-top boxes that run its Windows CE operating system.while in development) is a graphical operating system by Microsoft.